Literature - Culture - Media spring -11 CGH/PEL

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Master Programme in
Literature - Culture – Media
SOL, Lund University
READING LIST
(VT13)
LIVR03: Literature and Intercultural Understanding (15 ECTS-credits)
a)World Literature (7,5 ECTS-credits)
Blanton, Casey, Travel Writing : the Self and the World, Routledge, New York 2002, 148 p.
Damrosch, David, What is World Literature, Princeton University Press, Princeton and
Oxford 2003, ”Goethe Coins a Phrase”, ”From the Old World to the Whole World” p. 1-36
and p 110-144, 80 p.
Greenblatt, Stephen, “Cultural mobility: an introduction” in Stephen Greenblatt et al
(red.), Cultural Mobility. A Manifesto, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2010, p.
1-23, 23 p.
Ryszard Kapuscinski, ”Conquest and exchange” in Kapuscinski, The Other, Verso, London
and New York 2008, p. 13-25, 12 p.
Ljung, Per Erik, ”Inventing Traditions: A Comparative Perspective on the Writing of Literary
History” in Gunilla Lindberg-Wada(ed), Literary History: Towards a Global Perspective, Vol
3: Literary Interactions in the Modern World 1, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin and New York
2006, p. 30-66, 36 p.
Lorentzon, Leif, ”’Something very Light, Perhaps a Little Educative’: Negotiations of
Cultural Hierarchies in the Ghanaian Novel in English between Nkrumah and Amah”, Gunilla
Lindberg-Wada(ed), Literary History: Towards a Global Perspective, Vol 4: Literary
Interactions in the Modern World 2, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin and New York 2006, p 1-39,
38 p.
Meyer-Kalkus, Reinhard, “World literature beyond Goethe” in Stephen Greenblatt et al
(red.), Cultural Mobility. A Manifesto, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2010, p.
96-121, 25 p.
Moretti, Franco, ”Conjectures on World Literature” in Christopher Prendergast (ed), Debating
World Literature, Verso, London and New York 2004, p 148-162, 14 p.
Harish Trivedi, ”The World as India”, in Gunilla Lindberg-Wada (ed), Studying Transcultural
Literary History, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin and New York 2006, p 23-31, 8 p.
Young, Robert J. C., “World literature and postcolonialism”, in Theo D’haen, David
Damrosch and Djelal Kadir (eds.), The Routledge Companion to World Literature,
Routledge, New York 2012, p. 213-222, 9 p.
b) Translation, Interpretation and Transformation (7,5 ECTS-credits)
Bachmann-Medick, Doris, ”Cultural Misunderstanding in Translation: Multicultural
Coexistence and Multicultural Conceptions of World Literature”,
http:webdoc.gwdg.de/edoc/ia/eese/artic96/bachmann/7_96.html, p 1-15, 15 p.
Bassnett, Susan, ”Writing and translating”, Susan Bassnett and Peter Bush (ed), The
Translator as Writer, London and New York: Continuum, 2006, p 173-183, 12 p.
Heilbron, Johan, ”Towards a Sociology of Translation. Book Translations as a Cultural
World-System”, in European Journal of Social Theory 1999 2 (4): 429-444, 15 p.
Hughes, Henry, ”Familiarity of the Strange: Japan’s Gothic Tradition” in Criticism, vol. 42,
issue 1. Wayne State University Press, 2000, p. 59-89, 30 p.
Holmström, Lakshmi, ”Let poetry win: Translator as Writer – an Indian Perspective”, Susan
Bassnett and Peter Bush (ed), The Translator as Writer, London and New York: Continuum,
2006, p 33-45, 12 p.
Deborah Kapchan, ”Translating Folk Theories of Translation”, in Paula G.Rubel and
Abraham Rosman, Translating Cultures. Perspectives on Translation and Anthropology,
Berg, Oxford and New York 2003, p 135-152, 17 p.
Khairallah, As’ad E., ”The Story of Majnun Layla in Transcultural Perspectives”, in Gunilla
Lindberg-Wada (ed), Studying Transcultural Literary History, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin and
New York 2006, p 232-243, 11 p.
Mani, B. Venkat, “Bibliomigrancy: book series and the making of world literature” in
Theo D’haen, David Damrosch and Djelal Kadir (eds.), The Routledge Companion to
World Literature, Routledge, New York 2012, p. 283-296, 13 p.
Venuti, Lawrence, The Translator’s Invisibility. A history of translation, Routledge,
London och New York 1995, 353 p.
Ming Xie, ”Pound as translator”, Ira B Nadel (red.), The Cambridge Companion to Ezra
Pound, Cambridge 1999, s. 204–223, 19 p.
Fiction:
Adonis, Selected Poems, Yale University Press, New Haven 2010, 399 p.
Gass, William, In the Heart of the Heart of the Country, 35 p.
Kincaid, Jamaica, The Autobiography of my Mother, London : Vintage, 1996, 228 p.
Martinson, Moa, Women and Appletrees, Feminist Press, New York 1983, 198 p.
Mo Yan, Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out, Arcade, New York, 300 p.
Zadie Smith, White Teeth, London : Hamish Hamilton, 2000, 461 p.
Excerpt from The Story of Layla and Majnun, 40 p.
Excerpt from Thousand and One Nights (”Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves”), 20 p.
Further material will be handed out during the course
Recommended reading:
David Damrosch, What is World Literature, Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford
2003, 324 p.
Christopher Prendergast (ed), Debating World Literature, Verso, London and New York
2004, 353 p.
(CGH= Claes-Göran Holmberg
LN= Lennart Nyberg)
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